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NDWA Special Board of Directors Meeting
Monday August 28, 2023

3:00 p.m.

Meeting held in-person at
3050 Beacon Blvd., West Sacramento, CA – Suite #203

Notice of Teleconference Location: One or more Directors will participate in this meeting via teleconference at the following locations: 
14151 Market St. Walnut Grove, CA 95690
1143 Crane St., Suite 200, Menlo Park, CA 94025
This location is accessible to the public and the public will be given an opportunity to address the Board during all open session items at this location. 

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 Meeting ID: 816 6427 2127
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*** Note: Action may be taken on any item listed on this agenda ***

1. Call to Order
Steve Mello, Chair

2. Closed Session
         Initiation of litigation pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (d) of Government Code Section 54956.9 (one potential case).​

 3. Closed Session Report
     Steve Mello, Chairman
      A. Reconvene Open Session and provide summary of any action taken by the Board on items discussed with legal counsel in Closed Session.

 4. Report of NDWA Ad-Hoc Committee on Sites Authority Water Right Application

  • Ad—Hoc Committee Report - Describe its evaluation of Sites Reservoir Project water right application and recommendation to Board on whether to file a protest with State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB).
  • Engineering Report - Presentation by MBK Engineers on Sites Project modeling results and terms/conditions anticipated in water rights and incidental take permits.
  • Legal Counsel Report - Presentation by NDWA Legal Counsel on SWRCB Water Rights Protest Criteria and Process; and development of proposed MOU. 
  • Public Input – Opportunity for public to provide input on ad-hoc recommendation and proposed MOU.

Sites BOD authorization^J MOU with NDWA^J Aug 2023.pdf

Final Sites-NDWA MOU.pdf

 5. Consider Protest of Sites Authority Water Right Application (A025517X01)

  •  ACTION:  Board approve ad-hoc committee recommendation to not file a protest against the Sites Authority Water Right Application (A025517X01).
  • ACTION:  Board consider modifications to proposed MOU based on public input.
  • ACTION:  Board approve execution of proposed MOU with Sites Authority, with any amended changes accepted under 5B.

6. Public Comment

7.  Adjournment​

August 28, 2023

NDWA Special Board Meeting REVISED Agenda